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Road to Hamptons Jazz Festival 2020

Publishing Date : 26 November, 2019


After public outcry earlier this year, due to its one year break, the Hamptons Jazz Festival is back. In its 6th edition now, it is slated for 28 March 2020, at the top notch Royal Aria Stadium, in Tlokweng.

With a breath of fresh air, vibrant and refreshing lineup which include the likes of jazz icons; Lister Boleseng, Sereetsi and from home soil it will be none other than Amantle Brown. The MCs for the evening include the likes of Sethunya Maele, Resego Motlhokathari and Khumo Kgwaadira. The Hamptons are coming in full force to claim their stake as the premier jazz festival in Botswana and preparation have come full force for a comeback of the year. The theme is a first of its kind with a hashtag All Things Bright and Beautiful.

In an interview with WeekendLife, Patron and Organiser of the event, Debbie Smith hinted that there will be more incorporation of international acts that people can look forward to. “International artists are yet to be revealed, but there is much anticipation and vibe as three local artists and three MCs have been posted on Hampton’s social media platforms, and have received rave reviews,” she highlighted. Quizzed as to when more artists will be announced, Smith said “We are done with phase one of artists and MC announcement for now, phase 2 will be done in December,” she said.

The Hamptons is well renowned for staging iconic international artists. It was every jazz fanatic’s dream to see the last event being co- headlined by Billy Ocean and Salif Keita, two of the most recognized artists around the globe. This saw an influx of music tourists in Botswana with some hotels and accommodation houses being sold out courtesy of this event. It has also been promoting tourism and benefitting the country at large.

“Activations have also started taking place, as the Hamptons Team is up and about in Jwaneng this week on Thursday and Friday 22nd November, in a bid to sell tickets, market the event and engage with the public. The team will also be at The Jacaranda Bar from 5pm onwards,” she said. Hamptons 2020’s main aim according to Smith, is to take ‘Hamptonettes’ back to the good old days and conjure nostalgic memories.

“We are pleased to announce that we are bringing not just one but two bold champagne themes. One being Veuve Clicquot with its bright orange theme and another champagne being Moet Chandonice Imperial, which is just bright white and black with bold statement pieces for those sweet moments whilst sipping on a selection of exquisite beverages and enjoying the hurly burly of live Jazz at The Hamptons,” she said. She established that people should expect to be dazzled with over fifty sales consultants hired across the country, preparations are already underway, as she has alluded to this publication.

Early bird tickets are on sale for P399 in all Liquorama stores, The Mall stall Bear, Cresta Hotel, H20Water, Molapo Crossing and Acacia Mall in Phakalane and can be found online at www.howler.co.za .The tickets are also available for lay-bye options or cash sales via ewallet, or other banking or telephonic payment options. Early bird tickets come with free merchandise of a T-shirt or Veuve Clicquot acrylic glass. For more information and updates follow Hamptons Jazz Festival Gaborone on Facebook, @hamptonsjazzfestgaborone on Instagram and @hamptonsjazzbw1 on twitter or call 73612961



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